What’s the best kind of ice cream? If you are like us, the answer is whatever is available. But since we live in Seattle, we don’t need to settle. Our city (and the cities that surround it) are full of ice cream, froyo, gelato and frozen custard full of wonder flavor combinations that you have only dreamed of. Flip through the gallery for our guide on where to find the best!

Cupcake Royale

The creative geniuses behind Seattle's delish cupcakes have brought their bakeshop favorites to ice cream, so you can have your cake and your ice cream too. Enjoy farm fresh summer flavors like Blackberry Rosemary Crisp or Blueberry Lavender Shortcake or go for the Rosé All Day sorbet. Each scoop is made with fresh, natural and local ingredients, so you can feel good about every bite. Go ahead and order a double scoop. We won't tell!

Good to Know: Four of their shops currently carry scoops. West Seattle and Madrona only carry pints and ice cream cookie sandwiches. Be sure to put Two Scoop Tuesdays on your summer calendar, where a double scoop will only set you back $4. Waffle Cone Wednesdays goes like this: buy a scoop, get a free waffle cone! And Cupcake Royale will be mixing things up (ice cream style) during Happy Hour, on Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Capitol Hill
1111 E. Pike St.
Seattle, Wa 98122
206-701-9579

Ballard
2052 N.W. Market St.
Seattle, Wa 98107
206-701-6238

Downtown Seattle
108 Pine St.
Seattle, Wa 98101
206-443-8674

Queen Anne
1935 Queen Anne Ave. N.
Seattle, Wa 98109
206-285-1447

West Seattle
4556 California Ave. S.W.
Seattle, Wa 98116
206-701-6266

Madrona
1101 34th Ave.
Seattle, Wa 98122
206-701-6240

Online: cupcakeroyale.com

photo: Cupcake Royale

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— Jeffery Totey, Chelsea Lin, Kristina Moy & Sara Billups